Only in Print: Designer Gets Creative to Avoid the Wedding Blues

Lauren Holovka pays as much attention to the back of the lace bridal robe as she does to the front. (Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Holovka)

CARROLL GARDENS — Lauren Holovka is walking a fine line to ensure that brides have a smooth walk down the aisle when the coronavirus crisis finally ends.

Holovka, the owner of Le Laurier, a bridal shop at 458 Court St., has had to do double duty as a dress and robe designer as well as a therapist to calm nervous brides who were forced to postpone their dream weddings because of the worldwide pandemic and the stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“I’m trying to do everything I can for them. It’s a stressful time for them right now,” said Holovka, a Fashion Institute of Technology graduate who opened her shop three years ago in Carroll Gardens, where her family has lived for 100 years…

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